Posted March 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
Randy Wells hopes that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year that everything falls into place. Injury and inconsistency have plagued the 30-year-old right-hander during his career, which up until 2013 primarily had been with the Chicago Cubs. Now with the Texas Rangers, he is making a bid for the No. 5 spot in their rotation. On Thursday, he had the team's longest outing of the spring, giving up a run on three hits in five innings of a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Wells struck out four, walked four, hit a batter and gave up a solo home run to Josh Reddick in the fifth inning. Wells also escaped a pair of jams, leaving the bases loaded in the second and fourth inning - retiring Scott Sizemore for the final out on both occasions. Wells' best season came in 2009, when he was 12-10 for the Cubs. He is 28-32 in 86 career starts. In 2012, he was 1-2 in 11 appearances (four starts) in 2012, and had nine starts for Triple-A Iowa. In July, his season came to a close when...
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